Report Highlights Role Played by Hossein Souri in Boxing’s Development in Iran
- June, 15, 2022 - 16:53
- Sports news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Boxing Federation President Hossein Souri has played a major role in the development of the sport in Iran, asbcnews.org reported.
He became a new member of the Asian Boxing Confederation (ASBC) Board of Directors following the successful elections during the Extraordinary Congress in Amman, Jordan last March.
Souri started working in the field of boxing in the 1990s and has played a major role in the country’s development, serving as a national boxing coach and toiling to achieve his International Boxing Association (IBA) 2-star level.
Prior to becoming head of the national federation, he worked as the chief of the Sistan and Balouchestan Province Boxing Association for 15 years and ensured the improvement in the region which saw its hosting of the Makran International Box Cup.
He was also the general director of the sports and youth department of the aforementioned province between 2012 and 2017 before getting elected as the president of the Iranian Boxing Federation later in 2017. His first international success came in 2019 when he was included in the ASBC Youth Commission.
Under his watch, the Iran national team boxers enjoyed a huge progress as mirrored by their commendable performance in the AIBA World Boxing Championships 2021. Their top bet Danial Shahbakhsh, a silver medalist in the ASBC Asian Boxing Championships, won a bronze, making it the first-ever medal of the country in the world tournament.